Okay, so when other sites started passing around the above advertisement Warner Bros. put together to beg for a Golden Globe nomination for The Hangover in the category of best comedy or musical I didn’t think much of it. I mean, there isn’t a news story there, but then Sasha over at Awards Daily suggested a list of possible contenders to go along with The Hangover and it got me to thinking… Could we actually look at the Golden Globes and think of them as important as opposed to just a fun night of watching celebrities get drunk and pat themselves on the back?
Personally, the Globes are a lot of fun to watch, but I’ve never thought they meant all that much, even though each year I use the Globe results to help us predict the Oscars (last year’s update). But the idea of discussing the Comedy/Musical category interests me today so I’m rolling with it.
To this I’ve added Pirate Radio, The Informant!, The Men Who Stare at Goats and A Serious Man.
Yes, A Serious Man is in the Comedy/Musical category as confirmed by the Gold Derby and An Education, Inglourious Basterds, Crazy Heart and Up In the Air are competing in Drama as confirmed by In Contention.
So, with all that said, submit your answers in the poll and let’s see how things shake out. My predictions right now are as follows:
As for predicting a winner… Having not seen It’s Complicated or Nine that’s a bit tough. So far, In the Loop is the funniest film of the year and considering this is the Hollywood Foreign Press we’re talking about perhaps that gives the film a benefit, but the juice behind The Hangover is worth paying attention to and if Nine is as good as I hope it is it will be a sure lock. However, let’s see how the polling ends up and which title rises to the top based on your thoughts.
Obviously this is early in the game and I will be posting polls once all the films have been released and discussed, but I thought this would be a fun conversation to bring to the table.